Raspberry Pistachio ‘Nice Cream’

Serves 2

5 Minute Prep Time

By Angela Simpson on July 5, 2016 , categorized in Dessert

raspberry pistachio icecream

Hot summer days are coming, and to help beat the heat, I like to have a stock of delicious frozen treats in my freezer. Raspberry Pistachio Nice Cream is an alternative to raspberry ice cream, made without dairy OR an ice cream maker,  with just as much flavor and only five ingredients. If you love the consistency of soft-serve, use frozen bananas in place of fresh and enjoy immediately after blending.


  • 3 ripe peeled bananas
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings
  • A handful of fresh raspberries
  • A handful of chopped pistachios


  1. Add the bananas, Vega Essentials, ½ cup of the raspberries and vanilla extract to your blender and puree until smooth.

  2. Scoop the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Stir in the remaining ½ cup of raspberries and pistachios.

  3. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Scoop into bowls and top with fresh raspberries and chopped pistachios.

Angela Simpson

Angela is an avid runner and triathlete, health coach, healthy food enthusiast, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her goal is to encourage and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, making the most of every day by setting goals and chasing them with passion. When she's not creating new recipes in her kitchen and working with clients, you'll find Angela out for a run, at the farmer's market, and exploring Vancouver, the city she's now proud to call home.